KTVU Fox 2: CalFresh Awareness

May 3, 2017

May is CalFresh Awareness Month, and we think it’s more important than ever to protect this vital nutrition program.

Formerly known as food stamps, CalFresh benefits low-income individuals and families with monthly stipends to buy nutritious groceries. Unfortunately, only about half of eligible households in California are enrolled. The Food Bank has an outreach team in place, dedicated to getting more eligible people signed up for the program.

But it’s been an uphill climb lately. Some recipients have begun to un-enroll for a variety of reasons. Recent statistics, compiled by the Human Services Agency of San Francisco, confirm this trend.

KTVU Fox 2 reporter Claudine Wong reports on the state of CalFresh, and local efforts to protect it.

Food Banks say the Cal Fresh/SNAP program is top on their list of programs to protect. The program used to be known as food stamps. Right now even people who qualify aren't signed up. We wanted to find out why and to see what's being done at the local level to fight for the program and its participants. San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Alameda County Community Food Bank

Posted by Bay Area People on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

For more information on CalFresh and the Food Bank’s outreach efforts, click here.